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Friday, October 13, 2017

2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying: CONCACAF

For the 2018 qualifiers, CONCACAF chose to seed the teams using the August 2014 FIFA ranking. Should they use the same approach, we're looking at the August 2018 edition. We're already in the last time frame (most recent 12 months).

Scheduled matches (including World Cup and play-offs) included as defeats.



 Rank - Team - Points

1 Mexico 796
2 Costa Rica 678
3 Honduras 659
4 USA 655
5 Panama 553
6 Trinidad and Tobago 434
7 Jamaica 386
8 Haiti 360
9 Canada 265
10 Curaçao 264
11 El Salvador 228
12 St. Kitts and Nevis 179
13 Guatemala 174
14 Nicaragua 171
15 Antigua and Barbuda 162
16 Suriname 154
17 Puerto Rico 101
18 Dominican Republic 84
19 Guyana 83
20 Grenada 74
21 Belize 71
22 Barbados 71
23 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 62
24 Dominica 58
25 Aruba 49
26 Cuba 48
27 St. Lucia 45
28 Bermuda 44
29 US Virgin Islands 18
30 Cayman Islands 9
31 British Virgin Islands 4
31 Montserrat 4
33 Bahamas 0
33 Turks and Caicos Islands 0
33 Anguilla 0

I know Guatemala are currently suspended, but I assume they'll solve their issues in time for the draw.

A team looking to reach the first group stage (pre-hex) should aim for a top 12 ranking.

The draw for the first two round should take place in early 2019.

First round

KO round.

Pot 1: Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, Aruba, Cuba, St. Lucia, Bermuda
Pot 2: US Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Anguilla

Second round

KO round.

The teams advancing from the 1st round will meet the teams ranked 9-15 (Pot 1 below) in the CONCACAF seeding, while teams ranked 16-18 (Pot 3 below) will play against teams ranked 19-21 (Pot 4).

Pot 1: Canada, Curaçao, El Salvador, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Antigua and Barbuda
Pot 2: 7 first round winners.

Pot 3: Suriname, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
Pot 4: Guyana, Grenada, Belize

The draw for the remaining rounds should take place in the main qualifying draw.

Third round

KO round.

Pot 1: Jamaica, Haiti + top 4 winners from 2nd round
Pot 2: The other 6 winners

Fourth round

Group stage: 3 x 4 teams. Top two in each group advance to the hex.

Pot 1: Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras
Pot 2: USA, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago
Pot 3: 6 third round winners




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2 comments:

  1. If Sweden beats Italy, both home and away how many points will they have to next ranking?

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    1. http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-tools/prognosis.html

      gives 1089 pts for 2 wins

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